A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change. It is imperative that countries that have not yet submitted their plans deliver much

I had the good fortune to be at the US Mission to the United Nations from 1975-1978 when the political world was composed of the Western Bloc, Soviet Bloc and developing countries described as the Group of 77. The United States had three Permanent

According to the 2020 Global Report on Food Crises, the number of people experiencing acute food insecurity reached a record high of 135 million in 2019, up from 108 million in 2016. And this trend is expected to increase dramatically

U.S unilateral sanctions have been widely criticised for their wide-reaching and detrimental effects on the people that they often claim to benefit – and no time more so than now. Studies show that they have been largely ineffective in achieving

Globalization is no longer limited to questions of economic, financial, and trade policy but has become an existential issue affecting all areas of social and political life. New global threats like international terrorism, the financial and refugee crises, climate change,

Since 2015, when the world signed onto the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations has been invested in a supportive role in achieving the SDGs by 2030. It does this by (1) collecting data,

Having began in 1993, Nikhil Seth's career with the United Nations involved a number of positions, responsibilities and of course, achievements.  For instance, he served as Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at

75F, a Minneapolis based building intelligence company, completed an $18.1 million Series A funding round last week, co-led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Oil and Gas Climate Initiatives (OGCI). Other participants in the raise included Building Ventures, Rise of The

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